All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win.But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn't even know enough to stay on the girls' side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess finds himself sticking up for Leslie, for the girl who breaks rules and wins races. The friendship between the two grows as Jess guides the city girl through the pitfalls of life in their small, rural town, and Leslie draws him into the world of imaginations world of magic and ceremony called Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess rule supreme among the oaks and evergreens, safe from the bullies and ridicule of the mundane world. Safe until an unforeseen tragedy forces Jess to reign in Terabithia alone, and both worlds are forever changed.
In this poignant, beautifully rendered novel, Katherine Paterson weaves a powerful story of friendship and courage.
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Comments about Bridge to Terabithia:
This was a sentimental present for a much younger cousin as a rite of passage for the next stage of her life - her wedding. We read the book together when she was 11 and it made an unbroken bond between us. The power of literature never ceases to amaze.Katherine Patterson has written a number of beautiful books which are just as pertinent today as they were when written.
"Eloquent and assured."-- "The Kirkus Reviews." Set in contemporary rural America, the story is one of remarkable richness and depth, beautifully written. --The Horn Book" Eloquent and assured. --Kirkus Reviews" 15 Banned Books Every Tween and Teen Should Read--Brightly.com "Set in contemporary rural America, the story is one of remarkable richness and depth, beautifully written."--The Horn Book "Eloquent and assured."--Kirkus Reviews -Set in contemporary rural America, the story is one of remarkable richness and depth, beautifully written.---The Horn Book -Eloquent and assured.---Kirkus Reviews
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 2nd May 2017
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88 x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.3